Will Activision Blizzard workers unionize? Microsoft's deal complicates things

Whispers about unionization in the video game industry go back at least a decade. Go back to LiveJournal (LiveJournal!), and read one of the earliest and most infamous accounts of working conditions at a large video game company — a 2004 post written by the spouse of an Electronic Arts (EA) employee — and you'll find in the comments a healthy debate about whether or not a union would work at a video game company.

Despite the furor and conversation that piece kicked off, the industry has largely been resistant to unionization.

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